Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are happy to welcome J.P. Ribner and Scott Burtness
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, J.P. Ribner gravitated toward writing at a very early age. In fourth grade, his book “I Want to Make a Monster” won a statewide children’s literature competition, earning him the opportunity to read his creation to delegates at Oakland University. In spite of such auspicious beginnings, J.P. traded his proverbial typewriter for a wide variety of life experiences that include growing up in a dysfunctional family, surviving a drive-by shooting, and playing in a punk rock band. Perhaps these and other experiences inspired him to start writing for his college newspaper, a decision that culminated in him earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and writing for several newspapers and magazines. Today, J.P. is the successful author of three novels, with many more on the way.
Legacy of the Bear, Book I of the Berserker's Saga
Prophecy of the Bear, Book II of the Berserker's Saga
World So Dark
I live in the Midwest with my wonderful wife, Liz and our pitt-boxer mix, Frank. I've always enjoyed reading horror, sci-fi, thrillers, and comedic takes on all three genres. For me, reading is a fun escape, a chance to live vicariously through someone else's adventures. I decided to start writing with the hope of entertaining readers like myself.
"If I Only Had an Autogenic Cognitive Decision Matrix"
From today's show: Private Moon Landing